Pascal Bruckner

Pascal Bruckner

Writer and essayist. Fascinated by the Utopists, he devoted his doctoral dissertation written under the guidance of Roland Barthes, to sexual emancipation in the thought of utopian socialist Charles Fourier, which he successfully defended in 1975 at the Paris Diderot University. He made his literary debut in the late 1970s. He rose to fame in France with two books written with philosopher Alain Finkielkraut: Le Nouveau désordre amoureux (1977) and Au coin de la rue, l'aventure (1979). He was a guest professor at the San Diego State University in California and New York University, as well as at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. Since the 1980s, he has been working with Le Monde and Le Nouvel Observateur. In 1997, he won the Renaudot Award for his novel Les Voleurs de beauté. In 1992, his book Lunes de fiel was adapted for the silver screen by Roman Polański. His books have been published in some thirty countries.

Member of the Goncourt Academy since February 2020.


Several of her books were published in Polish, including

2019 - La Tyrannie de la Pénitence: Essai sur le Masochisme Occidental, translated by Andrzej Szeptycki, PIW;

1998 - Pałac klapsów, translated by Ewa Kuczkowska, L&L;

1995 - Lunes de fiel, translated by Wojciech Gilewski, W.A.B.;

1985 - Parias, translated by Wojciech Gilewski, PIW (re-released in 1996).

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